9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney for January 11, 2006
"All I'm struggling to say is, Elliott has been asking me to marry him for years, on a weekly basis. The next time he asks, I've decided to say yes." "Well, it's about time. I guess. I mean, for a man his age, he's still holding up...He's not too paunchy, his eyes aren't all that creased..." "...And when he stands up, the popping of joints lends a festive sound, somewhat reminiscent of fireworks igniting in the distance." "That said, I wonder why I don't claw the tweeds right off his back." "Oh...Then let us review before the big exam."